Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed kilos may backfire for another. Because we're all so different, from our food preferences to our body chemistry, the only successful way to reach and maintain a healthy weight is to find what works for you.

We've read the studies, the books, the reports, and the theories. We've been talking to experts and trying to keep ourselves trim for years. There probably are a million ways to gain 5 kilos but here are 20 easy ways to lose them.

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